The hiker was showing evidence of the difficult miles behind his back …and quite conscious of the remaining miles ahead.
This photograph was captured hand-held with a Canon 5D DSLR camera through a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens at the 36mm focal length. The shutter speed was 1/50th of a second @ f/5. The camera’s ISO was set to 400 to compensate for low light levels. The color image was converted to B&W in Photomatix Pro 4.
The photograph was captured on December 31st, 2012, during an 8 hour winter hike & shoot with photographer Mark Van Scyoc.
Ricketts Glen is located near the small rural village of Red Rock, PA, at the junction of Pennsylvania State Routes 118 and 487. The park is about midway between Williamsport and Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania, in the north eastern region of the USA.
WARNING: Ricketts Glen waterfall trails are extremely dangerous in the winter months! They are closed to the public from late November unit spring. Winter hiking is only permitted if you are a well-equipped hiker with previous icy condition hiking or climbing experience. Each climber must register and sign in before entering the trails and must also sign out after the hike. Crampons, Ice axes and climbing ropes are absolutely required. This is NOT just a “walk in the park”.
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